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Port of Pearls

Publication date
$24.95 rrp
Hugh Edwards
198 pages
PB, Dimensions 214mm x 135mm
Tangee Publishing
Reprinted August 2005
Maritime history / Brome History

Broome in Western Australia has an incredible history, one which has braved the force of war and dangers of a declining agricultural heritage. Known for its rich natural background, cyclones and sharks are among its less friendly of occupants, but the pearling business which at one time floundered with the introduction of the plastic button, is once again booming. Locally cultured pearls are now the biggest and best in the world and the industry is worth millions of dollars annually.

Hugh Edwards’ historical and contemporary insights into Broome make a fitting tribute to this resilient Australian town.

First published twenty years ago, this popular book is
re-released with a modernised and updated cover, to appeal to today’s tourist


Hugh Edwards is an award-winning author of 30 books and a marine photographer, as well as a journalist, diver and film-maker. His passion for maritime interests has led him to participate in the discovery of many famous shipwrecks and relics. His book Islands of Angry Ghosts written about his expedition to the 1629 Batavia won the Sir Thomas White Memorial Prize for the best book written by an Australian.

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